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Installing hot water heater

I recently installed a new hot water heater and now i have no pressure any where in the house. The only connections I redid was at the heater. The state water heater I installed had little rubber flappers on the hot and cold side pipes, should i have removed them? They moved freely.

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Do you have a valve somewhere in line that is not open all the way or worse broken. Shutoff valves can stick closed.


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